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Open-Source Backup Coming of Age

Oct 19, 2007, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Taylor)

"Enterprise data centers are usually joined at the hip to high-priced, feature-heavy backup software. For large data centers, this arrangement works quite well: There is money in the budget for costly licensing and support; the enterprise is deeply invested in proprietary hardware and software; CIOs and storage managers need to quote Tier-1 vendor names to executives; and specialized administrators are on hand to support the complex software.

"And then there are the other data centers: smaller companies that need enterprise-level features but without the complete feature set, high cost, and proprietary vendor lock-in of the enterprise backup products..."

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